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North Border breakfast
North Border Lodge No. 391 will have a country style breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the lodge on Salem Field Lane at Salem. More information: Mickey 256-232-2335 or Steve Rogers 256-714-0552.
Hispanic Heritage Festival
The public is invited to the Hispanic Heritage Festival Saturday at Swan Creek in Athens. From 1-5 p.m., attendees can hear authentic music and dance, sample each country’s dish of Arroz Con Pollo, take salsa dance lessons and face painting for children. To volunteer or donate, contact Maria Taylor 256-233-0226 or MariaTaylor88@yahoo.com.
Two pounds of pinto beans and 3 pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church at 207 E. Washington St. in Athens.
Pleasant Grove Church family in Athens is holding a free food-box giveaway from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park. For more information, call 256-216-0660 or 256-233-5995.
4 Paws and a Book
4 Paws and a Book, a program to improve the reading skills of children ages 5 and older, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Houston Memorial Library in Athens. Children can bring their own book or read a favorite. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.
Car and truck show
A car and truck show will be held during the fall festival Saturday in downtown Rogersville.
Korean War show
“Korea: The Forgotten War Remembered, “a variety show fundraiser for the Alabama Veterans Museum, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Athens-Limestone Senior Center on Pryor Street. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at the museum at 100 W. Pryor St. Five-dollar tickets also available to win Karen Middleton painting named after the show. A shuttle bus will pick up ticket holders at the DHR parking lot from 1-1:45 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser meals for Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Building on West Elm Street in Athens. All you can eat for $6 includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert. More information: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-206-6702.
Stan Johnson of Alabama Arise! will lead a discussion of the Affordability Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, 1 p.m. Monday at Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 549 West Elm Street, Athens. The non-partisan, non-political presentation, which will include a question-and-answer session, is hosted by Athens Housing Authority and is open to the community.
Used book sale
Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Limestone County Young Republicans are collecting candy to donate to DHR for foster children for Halloween. Donations are accepted until Oct. 22, and can be dropped off at The Bakery at Elkmont, 23925 Thach Road, Elkmont, or brought to the next monthly meeting.
Limestone Lodge at 1523 W. Hobbs St., is holding an Open House/Harvest Festival at 5 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited for festivities that include food, fun, games and prizes including one for Best Halloween Costume. Sponsored by the Activity Department.
Gun law meeting
An informational meeting with Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely on Alabama’s new gun law will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sheriff's Rodeo Arena, Alabama 99, in Athens. All tea party supporters and National Rifle Association members invited. The Athens-Limestone Tea Party and the NRA are sponsors. More information: 256-777-2526.
Pancake breakfast items needed
The American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary are in need of items for their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser to be held Oct. 26. The event helps support youth programs such as Boys State, Girls State and Legion baseball. Items needed include: pancake mix, syrup, sausage, bacon, butter, coffee, milk and orange juice. The Post home is at 124 Cloverleaf Drive in Athens.
Blue Springs Fall Festival
Blue Springs Elementary School parent-teacher organization is accepting local and area businesses to participate as vendors in its annual fall festival to be held from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24. Vendor spaces are $20 each. Vendors must supply own tables and chairs. Registration deadline is Oct. 18. Contact: Katrina Lecroix at 256-434-0542 for registration form.
Veterans parade entries
Entries are being taken for the sixth annual Athens Veterans Parade to be held Saturday, Nov. 9 in Athens. A $25 entry fee is requested. All funds used to assist veterans. Contact: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-206-6702 or Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.
Toys for Tots registration
Registration will be from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7, at the United Way office at 419 S. Marion St. in Athens. Bring birth certificates for each child, Social Security cards for each child, proof of residency, picture ID for parent or guardian, and proof of income.
• Positive Look. Positive Look Support group for blind and visually impaired, family and friends will meet from 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 18 at Athens Recreation Center. Sheriff Mike Blakely will speak. Bring favorite dish. Contact: Wynell Reynolds at 256-232-1493.
• Republicans. The Limestone County Republican Party will meet Oct. 21 at Old Greenbrier Barbecue. Social time at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. RSVP: Ronnie Coffman 256-206-0517.
• NAACP. NAACP general membership meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the chamber building at 101 S. Beaty St. More information: Wilbert Woodruff 256-227-8489.
• Ladies Civitan. The Athens Ladies Civitan meeting will be at noon Oct. 22 upstairs in the South Jefferson Street Water Authority building.
• Young Republicans. Limestone County Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. State School Board Rep. Mary Scott Hunter will speak. Social is at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30.
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